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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
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Ranked #20 of 203 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is one of hill tops to view Acropolis. It has funicular to take you to the top, but we walked the whole way up. The whole walk is very scenic, every turn offers different views of Athens, and light breeze keeps you cool. So, I would highly recommend walking. As most of walk way is gravel, so, a pair... More

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Buckinghamshire, England
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41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We got the funicular 7 euros return to the top of the hill. This train is in a tunnel so don't expect a view. At the top of the hill is a restaurant/café, a small church and an area to look at Athens from the highest point. Wouldn't recommend visiting unless you have 'done all the sights'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The area is a good one, as far as I am concerned. I have spoken to many locals and they mention the Kolonaki region is where some of the wealthiest live. The journey for more would either be a taxi to the bottom of the hill, or by metro. If you are taking the metro, your stop will be the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

After looking where to get the train thing to go up (its hidden;)) we finally arrived up the mountain. Great view here, nice little church, and the little cafe served a great lunch (a bit pricey but affordable)

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's been 14 years since I was in Athens, but Mt. Lycabettus is still one of the highlights, despite the "harrowing" ordeal I encountered getting up to the top. I am deathly afraid of heights, and my tour group (two professors, and about 20 college-aged women) had been told that there was a tram. Whether it was a miscommunication or... More

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Bodmin, Cornwall
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

And quite faultless food, too. We arrived at dusk when the lights of the city far below were starting to stand out. I've never known a view like it, except from an aeroplane. If you walk out of the glass-walled restaurant and onto the top of the building you will get the most phenomenal 360 degree view of Athens possible.... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

it is really worth climbing this mountain up and making there the whole day picnic ... routes are not too demanding and the views from the top are beautiful ... it is very close to the city center so you can walk there very easily ... it is better not to use funicular, because it goes in a dark, closed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Trekking up Mt. Lycabettus takes all of 20 minutes, unless you stop along the way to look at the views, which is hard not to do!! Once up, the views are truly breathtaking. You get a whole new perspective on the Acropolis and Athens. Best of all, it's not crowded. I was there on a Saturday at 5 p.m. and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Fine views panoramic- great walk through woodland or lit alley-ways. Restaurant, cafeteria and Church on top. The restaurant is the least constitutive with a price-value defective function. Still sun-rise or sunset offer the maximum. Few world parallels with the same quality, vista, variety and visual quality

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Cahokia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Amazing view of the city from the top. Best seen at twilight/night. We climbed the hill on foot (very strenuous) and took the Funicular down.

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